In our recent blog, How to Spot Water Damage in Your Home, we gave you a lot of information about the visual clues for water damage, but what about what you can’t see? What about those leaks under your house or along your foundation or behind your walls? Leaks in these areas can be seriously damaging to your home.
They can cause:
- Your Foundation to Crumble – Standing water under your home or around your exterior walls can compromise your foundation. This is an expensive fix.
- Pipe Corrosion – Water damage to your pipes can cause the damaged pipe and other pipes nearby to corrode making an even bigger mess.
- Mold – Mold can be highly toxic and difficult to get rid of once it takes hold.
- Unpleasant Odors – Stagnant water does not smell nice. Ridding your home of these odors is not easy.
All of those problems are easy to avoid, however, with regular inspections – even if just annually. If there’s been a storm and you have any reason at all to believe some damage may have been done to your home, get it checked out. If you smell anything resembling standing water or mildew, call a professional to help you find it. Don’t wait. Water damage clean up and repair is far less expensive than waiting too long and allowing much bigger problems to occur.